About our screening tools

MHA Screening is a collection of 10 free, confidential, and scientifically validated mental health tests. The resources on this help explain how each screening tool was developed, which populations it has been validated for, and under which conditions it may be reproduced.

Addiction Test: CAGE-AID

Anxiety Test: Generalized Anxiety Disorder -7

Bipolar Test: Mood Disorder Questionaire

  • Hirschfeld, Robert M.A., M.D., Janet B.W. Williams, D.S.W., Robert L. Spitzer, M.D., Joseph R. Calabrese, M.D., Laurie Flynn, Paul E. Keck, Jr., M.D., Lydia Lewis, Susan L. McElroy, M.D., Robert M. Post, M.D., Daniel J. Rapport, M.D., James M. Russell, M.D., Gary S. Sachs, M.D., John Zajecka, M.D., “Development and Validation of a Screening Instrument for Bipolar Spectrum Disorder: The Mood Disorder Questionnaire.” American Journal of Psychiatry 157:11 (November 2000) 1873-1875.

Depression Test: Patient Health Questionnaire -9

Depression Test for New and Expecting Parents: (postpartum depression/perinatal depression): Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale

  • Cox, J.L., Holden, J.M., and Sagovsky, R. 1987. Detection of postnatal depression: Development of the 10-item Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale. British Journal of Psychiatry 150:782-786.
  • K. L. Wisner, B. L. Parry, C. M. Piontek, Postpartum Depression N Engl J Med vol. 347, No 3, July 18, 2002, 194-199

Eating Disorder Test: Stanford-Washington University Eating Disorder Screen (SWED)

  • The Stanford-Washington University Eating Disorder Screen (SWED) is developed by Drs. C. Barr Taylor, Katherine Balantekin, Ellen Fitzsimmons-Craft, Andrea Kass, Mickey Trockel, and Denise Wilfley and was made possible by grant funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (R01 MH081125 and R01 MH100455). Validation research in progress.

Parent Test: Your Child’s Mental Health: Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC) Parent 17

Psychosis Test: Prodromal Questionnaire Brief (PQ-B)

PTSD Test: Primary Care – PTSD

Youth Mental Health Test: Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC – 35)